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Update: Foreign Worker Slots Remaining for FY 2011

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) still has slots available in fiscal year 2011 for foreign workers in specialty occupations […]

New Visa Service Offered by U.S. Consular Posts

Last month, the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa initiated a move toward streamlined, expedited services for applicants applying for U.S. visas […]

Appeals Court to Cities: “Butt Out”

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit recently ruled that federal immigration law preempts […]

Enforcement Coming for E-Verify Mandate

Following the recent one-year anniversary of E-Verify mandates imposed upon federal contractors and subcontractors, increased audit and enforcement activity is […]

DOL Scrutinizing H-1B Employees

Near the end of this summer, Smartsoft International, Inc. agreed with the Department of Labor (“DOL”) to pay nearly $1 […]

Foreign Worker Visas Good for U.S. / Companies

The so-called H-1B provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which allow domestic companies to hire foreign workers in certain […]

Regulatory Thicket Grows for H-1B Employers

This year has produced more regulatory burdens for employers who rely on the assistance of foreign specialty workers (pursuant to […]

A Final Chance for 2010 Immigration Reform

Just before Congress ended its last session to allow for re-election campaigning, Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) […]